Weekend Plans: Deals and Happenings Around the Region

Bristol Brewing's new foodie-hub headquarters, Jason Mraz in Aspen, Crested Butte's new ski-and-stay package, and the Tiki pool party of the year. Plus: 15 percent off Estes Park lodging.
August 2013

MARK YOUR CALENDAR
August 16–17 Bristol Brewing's New Digs
Bristol Brewing celebrates the opening of its new headquarters at Ivywild School in Colorado Springs this weekend. In addition to the microbrewery, the 2.5-acre former elementary school campus also houses The Meat Locker, a new charcuterie and deli; The Old School Bakery; The Principal's Office coffee shop and bar; and Hunt and Gather, a small local meat and produce market.

August 17 Empire Americana
Get a dose of local folk, country, and rock bands at this first-time, one-day music festival just 45 minutes from Denver. Tickets: $15.

August 19–25 USA Pro Cycling Challenge
In case you've been living in a storm shelter for the past week: Colorado's biggest bike race begins in Aspen and finishes in Denver on the 25th.

August 31 Voodoo Island Tiki Ball and Pool Party
Boulder's Millennium Harvest House time warps back to the 1950s for this celebration of Polynesian culture complete with hula, fire dancers, and 1940s and 1950s swing and surf music. Don't forget your suit. Tickets: $30

August 30–September 1 Jazz Aspen Snowmass (JAS) Festival
Jason Mraz, Keith Urban, and Journey headline this three-day music festival. Ticket prices vary.

OTHER HAPPENINGS
The Ranch at Emerald Valley Debuts

The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs debuted The Ranch at Emerald Valley this month. The new guest ranch in Pike National Forest can accommodate 32 people and includes meals and activities in its rates, which start at $435 per person.

Crested Butte Offers B&B/Ski Season Pass
The renovated Nordic Inn has created a ski-and-stay season pass that gives guests unlimited skiing at Crested Butte Mountain Resort all winter and 10 nights of bed-and-breakfast lodging at the Inn between November 20 and April 6. Cost: $1,899 per person.

DEALS
Get 15 percent off Rocky Mountain Resorts cabins and hot tub suites in Estes Park through August 31.

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